Venom vs. Poison

Venom vs. Poison

Venom (noun) is

1. a poisonous substance produced by some animals to ward off aggressors or capture prey, usually transmitted by biting or stinging,

2. excessive bitterness or malice.

Examples:

1. "The snake's venom was particularly poisonous."

2. "I was horrified by her venomous attitude towards the situation."

Poison (noun) is

1. a substance that is harmful or fatal to people or animals when exposed to or ingested; also

2. (verb) to administer poison to a person or animal.

Examples:

1. "Even something harmless like soap can be poisonous if too much is ingested."

2. "The woman was poisoned by her medicine, which had expired."

*Tip/Hint: Venom is poison particular to animals who have it, and poison is any other non-venom substance that would sicken a mammal.

Let's use both venom and poison together in a sentence:

"I would much rather be poisoned with bleach than with venom."

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